With the 118th Congress underway, GNYHA’s policy paper outlines its 2023 Federal legislative agenda and highlights the extraordinary challenges facing member hospitals and health systems.
GNYHA’s priorities include preventing dangerous reimbursement cuts to providers, securing financial relief for hospitals, and bolstering Medicare graduate medical education to address the worsening physician shortage. GNYHA is also calling on Congress to make telehealth flexibilities and the Acute Hospital Care at Home program permanent.
Other GNYHA priorities include holding health plans accountable, stabilizing the continuing care provider community, and expediting distribution of Federal Emergency Management Agency Public Assistance funds to providers.
GNYHA is working closely with the New York Congressional delegation, committees of jurisdiction, and others to include health care provider priorities in upcoming legislation. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, GNYHA members should engage with Capitol Hill and highlight your organizations’ increased expenses, workforce shortages, and other challenges.